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General Discussion / Re: Your 2017 Game Journey
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Yesterday at 11:48:57 PM »
2017 was a great year for board games (and a banner year for board game collecting).  Didn't do too much PC gaming.  Didn't get enough painting done (still got 28 minis left to go for my Descent collection, then I have to start on my Tanks collection and possibly Mansions of Madness after that). 

I'm still fully ensconced in board gaming (because I like to pay ridiculous amounts of money and have the inconvenience of having to learn rules, lug stuff around, and find people to play against who I don't want to stab).  I've met a good group of gamers here in Vancouver and I'm able to find an opponent for most of the games I'd like to play.  Not been the best year health-wise though (sitting around tables for hours on end, eating crap and barely moving doesn't help) so I'm going to try to curtail the sedentary stuff next year and force myself into a more regular fitness regimen.  Hard to do when you work shifts though.  I work 12 hour days/nights, two weeks of days, a week of nights, and a week off.  I do well on my week off, OK during my 1st week of days, but the 2nd week and the week of nights are always write-offs.  I'm either too tired or to busy doing the day to day stuff to get in a workout and too often I end up eating like crap. I was doing the keto diet and seeing good results (lost 11 kilos in 4 months) but then I got the cholesterol results.  Who knew eating 3-5 eggs a day would cause it to spike like that? :D

The plan for 2018 is to limit gaming to twice a week (except for cons) and hit the gym and the trail at least 3 times a week during work weeks, 5 times during the week off, and try to force myself to eat better.

Goals:  Win scenario 3 of CoH: Guadalcanal as the USMC.  Get a 12-player game of Sails of Glory going.  Complete a game of Empire of the Sun (now that I've got the gaming table which can be covered, should be doable).  Limit buying board games and expansions to stuff I know I'll play.    (it's fun to dream).

Music, TV, Movies / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Yesterday at 11:35:21 PM »
Jedi has the the awesome space combat that makes me want to bust out Armada every time I see it but the whole Ewok/I'm your sister thing is craptastic.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Yesterday at 11:17:23 PM »
We watched Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi over the past few days in preparation.

I'd forgotten how low Return of the Jedi had sunk and how much the film stunk imo. I do recall it being my least fav (sorry - not buying teddy bears) - but quite how bad showed up last night. Not quite bad enough to be lumbered with Episodes 1 to 3 - but close.

Thank god the people in charge are starting to churn out good stuff. The Empire Strikes Back was always my favourite.
Got my key for Smolensk Gold as well since I bought the original.  I was an alpha and beta tester for John for years after Smolensk and got most of his games for free, so when the rest of the games go Gold I'll probably be buying them rather than asking for another free copy.


Thank you for all your efforts in the past - these are certainly very solid games - thanks to all that contributed.

It was their robustness, that motivated us to upgrade them to a level that would make them a little more attractive to a wider community. The average person rarely is aware of the mods that are turned out and end up having a sub-par experience.

Fortunately John Tiller allowed Ed Williams and Jison to craft a superlative series with the First World War Campaign releases and we're trying to follow their lead and improve Panzer Campaigns. You're now starting to see the first fruits of that.

Finally, there will be a very short wait for the other Eastern Front titles. All are finished and all usually have additional enhancements beyond just graphics and sound.


PS As the Gold versions are released, would people like us to post in this one thread or start a separate one for each title?
Religion, Politics, and Flame Wars / Re: Alabama Senate Election
« Last post by Marty Ward on Yesterday at 09:55:53 PM »

I realize you seem to enjoy being obtuse Marty, but at least show some common sense.

I'm not the one who said they closed DMV locations to prevent people from voting, especially since none were closed. That defies common sense and all other kinds of sense.
Forum-Based Games / Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Last post by Cyrano on Yesterday at 09:38:47 PM »
Game Time Is: 1500, 18th October 1806!
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:38:20 PM »
Going to the 7pm showing tomorrow night with my Son-In-Law. The Nerd is strong in this family.
Current Events / Re: Bang! Zoom! To the Moon again! (and Mars?)
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:31:10 PM »
I understand the girls used to call him 'Missileman' because he always dropped his payload 30 seconds after lift-off.  :hide:
I always wanted to be a blimp pilot. Imagine how many girls blouses you could look down from up there.  :bd:
General Discussion / Re: Your 2017 Game Journey
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:21:49 PM »
I never thought I'd end up with so many AGEOD games. I always thought they looked and played boring but ACW 2 opened my eyes. My finest moment of 2017 was winning ACW 2's Grand Campaign as the North. Along with finishing Pillars of Eternity. Two big wins for me this year. Makes up for my total lack of interest in finishing my CMBN & CMFI campaigns.
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